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The Hurrier I Go the Behinder I Get - embroidery pattern



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My grandmother had a cross stitch version of this quote hanging on the wall in her dining room and I always loved it. It was years before I realized it was from Alice in Wonderland - I just liked the made-up words "hurrier" and "behinder." And now, of course, I'm all about what it's really saying. Slow down. Maybe think about just doing one thing at a time and doing it well. I decided to stitch up this little reminder - slowly - to hang in my studio. You can do it too! It's not fast (that's a lot of fill stitching) but it's super easy. Just two very simple stitches.

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper or Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy. No shipping costs and no waiting! If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.

Pattern Details

You get. . .

  • a full-sized pattern for tracing
  • a reversed pattern for easy use with iron-on transfer tools
  • a complete color and stitch guide
  • links to videos teaching you both the stitches I used


    As is it will fit perfectly in a 7-inch hoop for framing. Of course, like any other embroidery pattern it's really easy to size up or down to whatever size you like. Oh - and the pattern includes a link to a video showing you how to frame it in a hoop without glue.


    Easy! You’ve never done any embroidery before? No problem! The whole thing uses just two stitches. Easy ones! And the pattern has links to videos teaching you how to do both of them.


    This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

    For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


    You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

    For example, if you're using this pattern to make art which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

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    If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

    For example, if you want to have kits printed on fabric, or print the design on greeting cards, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)


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